How to disable Knox on Samsung Galaxy S5 [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy S5Android is based on the Linux kernel that we know as the same Linux kernel that originated on computers. Linux was an open source software, and as such, its security was less than that of a company like Samsung would had hoped. Google bought out Android and now own Android and the same Android operating system is still very much based from that same Linux kernel. I happen to know from website statistics that people working at Google also love to root their phones. Though that doesn’t mean Google as a whole loves rooting necessarily, it does suggest there is some common round between my views, some Google employee views and many other technology enthusiasts out there. The view I’m referring to is one where advanced Android users should be able to take full control of an operating system and use it without any restrictions. The kind of restrictions I’m talking about are the same ones that companies like Samsung want to clamp down so you cannot use that operating system to its fullest extent.

There are many reasons as to why Samsung would want this. We won’t go over the most common ones already like warranty concerns and claims. Another reason Samsung doesn’t wish you root your device that you might now already apperceive is in light of the ability to remove the Samsung stock apps which are making money for Samsung. These apps are refereed to as bloatware when they are an annoyance. The reason for that is because they bloat your hardware, memory and overall internal system and reduce the performance. Samsung is obviously more than happy to do this to you since they profit from it and get you using additional services attached to the Samsung name. While we can understand that, what we cannot understand is how we pay for a device to own that device and yet be expected to not have control of our devices. If we pay for something – -and often that’s a heap of money — we surely should be able to do what we desire with it, even if that means removing apps Samsung prefers us to have.  That much is obvious. So obvious that there isn’t a government in the world that currently has laws in place to stop you from rooting — as far as I’m aware anyway. I can guarantee that there isn’t a Western world government, or even a Western European government that prevents you from doing this as the law stands today.


  • The following guide works for the Samsung Galaxy S5 with root access. Those without root access cannot follow this guide. Due to the complexities of getting root, you will need to find the correct guide for your device.


  1. Turn on your device and sign into your Google account.
  2. Search for the Titanium Backup application and continue to install that app on your device.
  3. Open the Titanium backup app and you should see options to disable the Knox Store, Knox notification manager, Knox KLMS Agent, disabling the com.sec.enterprise.knox.attestation and the com.sec.knox.eventsmanager.
  4. Now turn on the computer and download the Knox Disabler app. Transfer that APK file over to the internal SD card and install it just like you would any other APK file.
  5. Lastly, you can download the Terminal Emulator on the smartphone from the Google Play Store.
  6. Once you have the app on your device, you will see where you can type commands. Type the following commands: “Su” and “pm disable com.sec.knox.seandroid”.

Now you all should have disabled Knox from your devices.

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